We believe camp experiences are a very important part of a child’s total education. Our counselors and instructors will create an atmosphere of enthusiasm, support and trust, by communicating with children at their level. All full-time staff members are current college students or college graduates. They will participate in the establishment of rules, boundaries and consequences to help our young people learn life skills in decision-making and responsibility. A criminal background investigation will be conducted prior to their consideration for employment.
Camp Counselors will be hired according to a predetermined criterion that includes: previous experience with children of all ages, academic achievement, sport specific backgrounds, as well as skills that complement the various themes of our camp. All applicants will have background checks and be finger printed. All counselors will be CPR/FIRST AID certified and will have undergone VIRTUS/Child Abuse training and prevention courses.
We will be offering certified instruction to our campers in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, music, dance, swimming, and art. These instructors will have prepared lesson plans that are grade appropriate for children grades K-6th grade, and they will be scheduled into their daily routine. All instruction will follow the Florida Sunshine State standards.
We have a counselor in training program (C.I.T.) in place for young people ages 14 and up. As a leadership opportunity for future counselors, C.I.T.’s are invited to experience the fun, stress, and rewards of working at a camp, as they assist a Counselor or Instructor. The C.I.T. program is designed to teach young adults to be effective leaders so that they can use those skills when learning at school, at home, at work or wherever life may take them. Our goal is for each C.I.T. to mature and learn a little bit more about themselves as individuals, and as team members. This is an excellent community service experience.